Ms. Lepke has proven to be professional, empathic and creative. Her compassion and warmth have seen her make powerful transformative connections with her patients.
— Michael Buchert MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, MHP
With Jennifer’s guidance our students (clients) were able to express their grief through art. The students loved working with her, her professionalism, patience, and compassion were evident in her interactions.
— Georgia Kourampolis, principal High School for Leadership and Community Service
Jennifer has an energetic manner and a caring attitude that are conducive to a positive therapeutic environment. I believe that her experiences give her the ability to connect with people of diverse cultural backgrounds on a level that is deeper than most. Her love of the honest, unaffected and imaginative nature of expressive art that has always been at the forefront of her philosophy.
— Diana S. Boehnert BFA, MFA, CAGS/Expressive Art
 

Jennifer R. Lepke, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC

Art Psychotherapist and The Art Therapy Nest Founder

It is my belief that the creative process combined with compassionate guidance has the ability to reflect, transform and heal matters of the body, mind and spirit. In the therapeutic space we will integrate traditional talk therapy with art-making, movement and meditation. My role is to help clients to explore and express themselves authentically. Therapy is a personal journey nurtured in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. The therapeutic space offers insight to the inner world revealing emotions, memories and experiences, with this increased insight personal growth and transformation occurs, offering relief from overwhelming emotions, crisis or trauma. Our process together will be organic as we begin to explore what your personal needs and challenges are with the goal of maintaining wellness while living an empowered life. 

Jennifer Lepke received a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Fine arts and went on to receive her Master's in Creative Art Therapy from Pratt Institute. Jennifer is fully licensed to practice art therapy and psychotherapy and is trained in the assessment, evaluation, and the therapeutic intervention and treatment of mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral disorders. Jennifer has over 12 years of clinical experience and began her work as a crisis counselor at a women’s center in 2003, she continued to develop her clinical skills while creating art-based therapeutic programs in schools and non-profit organizations while also working in psychiatric and medical settings. Her experience includes work with children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma and loss.